Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tuesday Is Nashville Blues Day!

Shy Guy Douglas - Long Gone

Among the many unheralded figures of the Nashville black music scene was the bluesman Thomas "Shy Guy" Douglas, whose long career is evidenced by a dozen singles spanning from 1949 to the early '70s on almost all Nashville labels. "Long Gone" was one of Douglas' four Excello singles, and its easygoing groove makes it a favorite of mine. This one appears on quite a few Excello and Nashville R&B comps, which are worth checking out if you are a fan of swamp blues, Nashville soul or Southern rockabilly.

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